What does eye cream do?
The area around the eyes is typically the most skin fragile across your complexion and is therefore prone to developing visible signs of ageing sooner. Quality under eye creams are formulated with a specialised combination of skincare ingredients designed to target the specific needs of the skin around eyes, like puffiness, fine lines, dullness and sagging.
Is eye cream necessary?
Eye cream is an at-times debated element of skincare routines. While some experts swear by their uniquely targeted formulas, eye cream has its naysayers too. Your skincare routine should be tailored to your specific complexion concerns, so it really comes down to whether you’re looking for extra support in the eye area. Beyond hydration, Kiehl’s eye creams are infused with targeted ingredients that can reveal brighter, smoother, and plumper skin.
Eye cream vs eye serum
Similar in texture to moisturiser, eye creams are typically rich formulas designed to nourish the skin around the eyes with deep hydration to plump and refine the skin. On the other hand, eye serums have a fluid consistency that can absorb quickly. They may have a more potent formula to address skin concerns around the eyes, though serum formulas will still be gentle.
The best eye creams and serums
Find Kiehl’s eye creams and serums best suited to address your skin concerns.
Eye serum for under eye circles and bags
A serum or under eye cream for dark circles should help to strengthen skin and boost brightness. Choose an eye cream for dark circles enriched with radiance inducing, antioxidant rich skincare ingredients.
Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing & Dark Circle-Diminishing Vitamin C Eye Serum
Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing & Dark Circle-Diminishing Vitamin C Eye Serum is the ideal addition to your skincare routine if you’re hoping to combat dark circles. With a powerful trio of 10% vitamin C, tri-peptide and hyaluronic acid, this eye serum can enhance luminosity around the eyes while addressing fine lines and delivering a dose of hydration.
Anti-ageing eye cream
A well-balanced eye cream enriched with a potent combination of anti-ageing ingredients can do wonders to help minimise the appearance of visible signs of maturing skin around the eyes.
Super Multi-Corrective Eye Zone Treatment
Suitable for most skin types, including sensitive skin, Super Multi-Corrective Eye Zone Treatment uses bilberry seed extract to help visibly tighten and smooth skin. This Kiehl’s formula is also infused with a specialised collagen peptide comprised of vegan amino acids to help enhance natural collagen production for plumper skin with visibly minimised fine lines.
Hydrating eye cream
To achieve ultra-supple skin under and around the eyes, select an eye cream formulated with natural oils and omega essential fatty acids to hydrate and soften skin.
Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado
Designed to gently moisturise the delicate under eye area, Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado harnesses the nourishing and rebalancing benefits of emollient ingredients like avocado oil. Natural shea butter is used to help soften the skin and defend against dryness while the antioxidant qualities of beta-carotene support radiance.
Night eye serum
At night, choose a rich under eye cream specially formulated to progressively absorb into the skin through the long hours of sleep.
Midnight Recovery Eye Cream
Enriched with lavender essential oil known to relax the senses in preparation for sleep, Midnight Recovery Eye Cream can deliver both skincare and sleep benefits. Evening primrose oil is works to help maintain skin elasticity and hydration, while Ruscus Aculeatus Root Extract can comfort puffiness – revealing a stronger looking, more comfortable under eye area in the AM.
Eye cream for fine lines
Super Multi-Corrective Eye-Opening Serum
Super Multi-Corrective Eye-Opening Serum has a potent formula that can help visibly reduce the appearance of crow’s feet and under eye wrinkles. With botanical extracts to improve the look of ageing skin, this formula can instantly brighten dull under eyes with illuminating minerals and uses sodium hyaluronate to help hydrate and refine.
How to apply eye cream
It’s important to be gentle when applying any product around the eyes to avoid pulling or tugging on this delicate skin. Though moisturiser is typically understood to be the final step in a skincare routine, eye creams with a richer texture than face cream can be applied last instead. A pea-sized amount of eye cream can cover the area around both eyes. Use your ring finger to gently tap in the formula, following the shape of the eye contour.
How often should you use an eye cream or serum?
Eye creams and serums can be applied daily in the either the AM, PM or both. If adopting under eye creams into both your morning and evening skincare regimes, choose distinct formulas with ingredients that can best address skin concerns at these different times.
Adding eye cream to your skincare routine
Step 1: Cleanser
The first step in any skincare regime is to purify skin with a gentle face wash to ensure a clean base that allows other skincare formulas to properly absorb.
Step 2: Tone
Replenish and rebalance your complexion with a hydrating toner.
Step 3: Facial serum
Facial serums and oils should be tailored to your specific skin concerns, so choose potent formulas enriched with relevant targeted ingredients.
Step 4: Eye cream or eye serum
Eye serums should be applied before moisturiser while eye cream can be applied before or after face cream depending on which formula is richer in texture.
Step 5: Moisturiser
Deliver hydration and lock in your skincare regime with a nourishing moisturiser as the final step.
Frequently Asked Questions
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